In 1968 the idea of the ideal American family was the father as breadwinner, stay-at-home mom, two kids and a white picket fence. But the women's movement and other forces were beginning to change this – and inspire a conservative backlash that persists to this day.
Girls are often the target of ‘moral’ dress codes, like no tank tops or ‘no bra straps.’
Dress codes in schools can mask a lot of inequality issues around gender, race and religion. Why not go with a simple policy that applies to everyone equally and discuss the underlying issues instead?
If vintage city design used to trap women in suburbia, what’s the modern city looking like?
In the 1970s, a young urban planning professor, Dolores Hayden, believed that city design was the key to unlocking patriarchal structures that trapped women in the home. How much has the city changed?
A woman in Saudi Arabia drives to work for the first time in Riyadh.
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Saudi Arabia has arrested a number of feminists, while bringing in reforms for women. An expert argues why this goes to show that the kingdom remains adamant on not opening space for more voices.
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The broader nature of today's pro-choice movements show that a specific injustice can be a vehicle for highlighting wider social inequalities.
Sarah Hanson-Young on David Leyonhjelm: “He is — for lack of a better word … slut-shaming me”.
The stoush between Senators Sarah-Hanson Young and David Leyonhjelm harks back to age-old - not to mention nonsense and deeply sexist - dichotomies about women's sexuality and moral character.
The HBO series was a big hit in 2008, but is it still relevant two decades on?
No one legal 'solution' is right for all sex workers.
African women do a lot of unpaid work that isn’t captured in GDP calculations.
The methods used to measure gross domestic product are being criticised for excluding the unpaid work done by women.
In a historic move, the national parliament has legalised procedures up to 14 weeks.
Students march on the campus of the University of California, Santa Barbara to honor the six victims of a mass killing after a young man went on a rampage after being bitter over sexual rejection.
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Incels compare themselves to other men, before blaming women for withholding sex from, in their perception, deserving men.
During the war, the poster on the left, painted by J. Howard Miller, was only on display for only two weeks. Norman Rockwell’s, on the other hand, was seen by millions.
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During the war, few Americans actually saw the 'Rosie the Riveter' poster that's become a cultural icon.
His recent death will lead to some old debates about his work returning – but are they still valid?
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Markets have mobilised feminism to advance political goals and add value.
Men want to have a say in conversations about contraception – but they're worried about imposing on women's autonomy.
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Series two of the award-winning show has now moved beyond the original novel.
Basket weaving is an important cultural and economic activity in many parts of the world, including Australia.
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Basket weaving and knitting are used pejoratively to make a point but not 'manly' pursuits such as metalcrafts or woodwork.
Sex advice falls short.
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I read 60 sex advice manuals – here's what I learnt.
Nancy Miriam Hawley, founder of the Boston Women’s Health Book Collective, Inc., with different editions of ‘Our Bodies, Ourselves’ at her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
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Like their predecessors, today's feminists can get mired in disagreements over strategies and goals. The celebrated feminist text suggests a more constructive approach.
They're silly, but the singer's statement pants are an important comment on female storytelling.